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In 1991, East of Chicago Pizza was founded on our signature fresh pan pizza, devotion to quality, and the belief customers deserve the best tasting pizza with every bite. We believe our commitment to these three principles is the driving force behind our growth and success.
East of Chicago Pizza is a proven franchise system, which has thrived for over twenty years in the ultra-competitive pizza industry. We have more than 80 locations in six states and in 2013, East of Chicago continued its impressive growth by surpassing 48 consecutive months of same-store-sales increases, the addition of 12 new locations, all while breaking the $30 million mark in franchise-wide sales.
In 2008, Tony Collins, a multi-unit operator, purchased the franchise. Tony's vision for the East of Chicago brand centered on the drive and success of existing operators. "It started with engagement of the owners across the board," Collins said. "We looked at each operating unit and completed over 200 store visits in order to establish our vision and company goals for the next five years. Plus, we invested heavily in training and operational systems while securing national distribution channels." Today, East of Chicago Pizza is recognized throughout the Midwest for our specialty pizzas, delicious subs, and signature wings.
In the next five years, the company plans on reaching a total of 150 units and growing the corporate structure to provide continued support to the franchisee in all aspects of development, training and operations. The drive and success of existing franchisees are major aspects of East of Chicago's future growth plans. "You have to see beyond initial investment and want to grow larger with us," said Collins, noting the brand emphasizes there is a huge opportunity for aggressive expansion in key territories. "We look for potential franchisees who have great passion, a background in restaurant management, or, ideally, a multi-unit operator."
Opening an East of Chicago Pizza franchise does not require past experience. If you have experience, it is an advantage since you already understand the time commitment and what it takes to be successful. If you don't have experience, you are in a great situation since you don't have any pre-existing ideas about what you should be doing. Our experienced team of support personnel will help you make the most of your time and answer any questions. Plus, you can take advantage of the experience and wisdom of our franchisees, area developers, and our vendors.
Our ideal candidate has a background in restaurant management, preferably franchise restaurants; strong management skills; the ability to consistently motivate themselves and those around them; and the willingness to devote time and energy to the business.
Successful franchise operators are unanimous in their belief that working with people, building our Brand value and a commitment to our founding core principles are the best attributes for any potential franchise owner.
di'lishi is the creation of Marlo Francis from Asheboro, NC. Her first experience with frozen yogurt came after her son told her about discovering the self-serve concept in a neighboring state when he left for college - and he was eager for her to try it when she planned her next visit. Before that could happen, though, Marlo happened upon a bar for herself, while travelling to a larger city near her hometown. After several repeat visits - including eventually traveling to see her son and trying the yogurt bar in his college town, it didn't take long before she began dreaming about opening a shop of her own - one that reflected her unique interpretation of the concept. She wanted to create an environment that invited people to come in and stay awhile. She wanted to serve the finest yogurt and toppings that she could find, as well as a way to regularly contribute to the community around her.
After all of her hard work, the result was di'lishi! She built her model on what have become the three foundational pillars of the company: good for the body, good for the environment and good for the community. With these pillars firmly in place, di'lishi has been a success from the start! Fortifying these three pivotal pillars has made di'lishi, what Marlo calls, "fro-yo recession-proof" - meaning it's built to stand the test of time, instead of being just another quick cookie cutter following a trend. We, at di'lishi, are firm believers in our product and concept - and we are committed to helping you make your store profitable today and in the future.
The decision to throw my 'cup' into the ring came after a lot of research and a growing belief that even though the market was becoming riddled with new chains and independent shops - they were all essentially playing follow the leader. Small stores clustered in big cities... limited variety... shockingly bright... or feminine... or childlike... and yet, all of them drawing a decent crowd because of the trend. So I asked myself - what did these shops have to offer their customers at the end of the trend? Could I create a unique interpretation that would outlast the trend and provide my customers with an experience that would bring them back day after day and year after year... and if so, what would that look like? As these questions rolled around under my big hair, they found answers, and once the answers grew wings, di'lishi was born. - Marlo Francis
Dr. Todd Williams, Owner - di'lishi frozen yogurt bar, Southern Pines, NC
"di'lishi is a premium fro-yo company that cares the most. They care about quality, service, customer experience and the local community. That is what drew me to the model and what I take the most pride in as an owner
Right now is the optimum time to become a franchisee with di'lishi because our fees and royalties are as low as they'll ever be - and we're growing quickly! We endeavor to set ourselves apart by offering a unique experience to both customers and franchisees. When you join, you'll become part of an exciting, enthusiastic team that is seeking to raise the frozen yogurt "bar" to a higher level.
di'lishi strives to be a destination that welcomes a diverse range of ages and cultures - and because of the way we have designed our stores, we feel that we make everyone comfortable and engaged in the atmosphere we've created. As a potential investor, we realize that there are many frozen yogurt bar franchises available in today's market - and we encourage you to find the one that helps your reach your business goals in the most expedient way possible. We believe that the best partners for di'lishi are ones that understand and share our desire to:
If you feel like these ideals resonate with you and your personal goals for owning a frozen yogurt bar, then we would love to talk to you about becoming the next franchisee in the di'lishiNATION family!
Support is offered at every juncture of your journey with di'lishi. From the moment we receive initial contact from you, work through your contract signing, site approval, store construction, manager and employee training, soft opening, and grand opening - to graduating on to your continued franchise relations - our commitment is to always have a di'lishi team member by your side.
The Philly Grill was created and opened for business in August 1994 at the Festival Flea Market Mall in Pompano Beach, Fl. After a successful 11 years, we decided to relocate and expand our concept. We are now located in the county of Palm Beach, Fl. with a restaurant in Delray Beach, Lake Worth and 2 in Royal Palm Beach.
The Philly Grill is a Florida-based company that provides traditional Philly Cheese Steaks plus an all American menu at affordable prices. The restaurant offers only the highest quality ingredients that are shipped directly from Philadelphia adding to the authenticity and taste to the Philly Cheese Steaks. We pride ourselves on providing high quality products in a fast, casual environment. We believe this concept fits the needs of all demographics which allows for a wide range of possible locations suitable for the Philly Grill business model.
The Philly Grill is not like the "typical" sub shop or burger place. We offer an authentic product in the fast-casual environment which makes opening a franchise less competitive. Each restaurant is designed with the same concept in mind yet store decor and individual personality will be that of the Franchisee which will help to keep the initial investment costs down.
When you join the Philly Grill team as a franchise owner, you will receive support and training in a number of different areas:
Welcome to your favorite neighborhood coffeehouse! Beyond the mundane of today's "big chain" coffee shops, we offer the highest standards in fresh brewed coffees, espressos, ice-blended drinks and premium loose-leaf teas. Our master artisan roaster insists on using only the finest quality organic and fair-trade coffee beans.
Our customer experience is enhanced with a wide variety of fresh pastries, whole coffee bean selections, and unique coffee and tea merchandise served in a warm and inviting décor. Quality, genuineness, and excellence provide an authentic community coffeehouse experience unlike any other!
We are all about hospitality, quality and variety. Our shops enjoy a warm and inviting upscale environment complete with Wi-Fi and a light "standards" entertainment audio environment; a satisfying respite from the cares and concerns of everyday life.
We are an upscale coffee shop located in twelve states with expansion plans throughout the United States. We are designed for a warm and relaxed environment catering to the specialty coffee and tea customer. Our stores are positioned to take advantage of the steady growth trend in specialty coffee and tea sales.
The quality of our coffee and tea drinks is paramount. We use the highest quality products available in generous portions. Our coffee beans are hand roasted daily in small batches and then shipped the same day to ensure freshness and deepest coffee flavors. We cut no corners, no steps are omitted and no ingredients are skimped.
We are welcoming and inviting a design that reflects the total upscale and hospitality experience; complete with appealing warm wood furniture, overstuffed chairs, inviting earth tones, interesting wall décor and a subtle entertaining audio environment. We have strategically designed our interiors to be as comfortable and inviting as possible to enhance our intimate Sertinos experience while facilitating superior customer service and maximizing sales.
Now is the time to capitalize on the explosive growth of the specialty coffee and tea market with a Sertinos Coffee Shop. You will be indulging your customers with more than fresh, fine coffees, teas and pastries. You are creating a community as rich and inviting as the neighborhood itself. It's a Sertinos Coffee Shop Experience.
We are an established hospitality business of quick service restaurants. Our parent company is All American Specialty Restaurants, operating three brands: All American Ice Cream & Yogurt Shops, Sertinos Café and Sertinos Coffee Shops.